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3/17/2022: National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners

The National Book Critics Circle Award
Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.

All the information on the NBCC website here.

If you missed the ceremony, including the finalists reading and Merve Emre’s powerful Balakian Citation acceptance speech, you can watch it here.

Great article in The New York Times. All the winners with notes about each, and links to further in-depth reviews and information.

The 2021 NBCC Award winners are listed below.

Books: 
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942937
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Published: Harper - August 24th, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Fiction


The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780062942951
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 10th, 2022

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Fiction


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: NonFiction


Gay Bar: Why We Went Out Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316458733
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 9th, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Autobiography


Gay Bar: Why We Went Out Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316458757
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 31st, 2022

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Autobiography


All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316561693
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 3rd, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Biography


All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316561709
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 23rd, 2022

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Biography


frank: sonnets Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450451
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 2nd, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Poetry


Girlhood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Criticism


Girlhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635579314
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 24th, 2022

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: Criticism


Afterparties: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: The John Leonard Prize:  for a first book in any genre.


Afterparties: Stories Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063049895
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - June 7th, 2022

The 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award: The John Leonard Prize:  for a first book in any genre.